We all remember the infamous leather kilt Kanye West was rocking the stage in. Well, it looks like he suddenly has a change of heart about his outfit and even demanded Getty to remove all his photos in a skirt from the website.
The surprising request, ironically, comes after Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian tweeting about Kanye the following few weeks ago:
“Y’all Cee where the Kanye sh-t is takin us right? #halfafag.”
And yesterday Lord Jamar released a track, called “Lift Up Your Skirt,” in which he directly Kanye West for wearing skirts.
“Somebody mad at my hashtag
Black man lookin’ half a fag
With a blazer and vest
I’m just amazed at the mess
Pioneer of this queer sh-t is Kanye West
He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene
Then he wore a f–king skirt on the video screen
Then he wore it again at a memorial
I can’t pretend that this sh-t ain’t deplorable
I bet this ni–a thinkin’ he looking adorable
Your music’s good but your ego is horrible
[..]I rebuke all this gay sh-t
Some are scared to say sh-t
You might lay and take this
But I’m not to be played with”
Although Kanye West did not comment on any of that, but Getty confirmed that he indeed asked for the pictures to be removed, without stating the reason for his demand.
As for Lord Jamar, he is not sorry about speaking out. In the interview with SOHH, Jamar said:
“First of all, it’s not just jabs at Kanye West. It’s anybody promoting the feminization — of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out there, rocking dresses and all of that type of sh*t, I might shoot a jab at. But Kanye is one of the ones right now that’s representing that movement. He’s one of the first ones that you see in a skirt. Now you got other people following suit and rocking full-out dresses or they’re trying to rock kilts. We’re not Irish. We’re not Europeans. Rocking kilts and all that is just another excuse to introduce that skirt style. You understand what I’m saying? And I’m not with it. This has nothing to do with sexuality, who they choose to be with and all that, I’m not even talking about that. I’m talking specifically about, what is hip-hop? And that’s not hip-hop. Rocking dresses with mean faces, that’s not hip-hop.”